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Amitabh Bachchan, Kailash Kher, Hema Malini croon for TV show Baba Kedar

Bollywood fans are in for a big treat: Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone and the soulful voice of Kailash Kher are coming together for the title track of an upcoming TV show Baba Kedar.
Published on Sep 16, 2016 03:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Sur Nigas Ho, Deva Shree Morya: 5 best Ganesha songs in Marathi movies

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, we look at the 5 most popular songs that have been featured in Marathi films.
Marathi films such as Katyar Karjat Ghusli , Daagdi Chaawl etc., have aptly represented the spirit of Ganesh Festival.(YouTube)
Marathi films such as Katyar Karjat Ghusli , Daagdi Chaawl etc., have aptly represented the spirit of Ganesh Festival.(YouTube)
Updated on Sep 05, 2016 11:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRukmini Chopra, Mumbai

Garima Yagnik hasn’t taken any tips from her aunt, Alka Yagnik

Garima Yagnik will be making her singing debut with her single Meherbani.
Garima Yagnik says her favourite singers are Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh.
Garima Yagnik says her favourite singers are Sunidhi Chauhan and Arijit Singh.
Published on Aug 22, 2016 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRukmini Chopra, Mumbai

Shankar Mahadevan’s son Siddharth doesn’t want to sing like his dad

The Zinda singer Siddharth Mahadevan talks about how he is slowly getting recognized for his “distinct voice”.
Siddharth Mahadevan has sung the track Nachne De Saare in Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming film Baar Baar Dekho.(Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)
Siddharth Mahadevan has sung the track Nachne De Saare in Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra’s upcoming film Baar Baar Dekho.(Pramod Thakur/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2016 08:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRukmini Chopra, Mumbai

Music to the years: Musical instruments from the Indus Valley Civilisation

An Indian researcher and musicologist, Shail Vyas, has recreated musical instruments that he claims existed during the Indus Valley Civilisation
Indian researcher and musicologist Shail Vyas claims to have recreated musical instruments that existed during the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Indian researcher and musicologist Shail Vyas claims to have recreated musical instruments that existed during the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Updated on Aug 16, 2016 12:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee Tiwari, Mumbai

Anoushka Shankar, Steve Wilson to headline NH7 Weekender

The seventh edition of Bacardr NH7 Weekender which will take off in October will feature Anoushka Shankar and British musician Steven Wilson.
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender will begin in October 2016 in Shillong.(AnoushkaShankar/Facebook | StevenWilsonHQ/Facebook | Farhanakhtarlive/Facebook | Shankarlive/Facebook)
The Bacardi NH7 Weekender will begin in October 2016 in Shillong.(AnoushkaShankar/Facebook | StevenWilsonHQ/Facebook | Farhanakhtarlive/Facebook | Shankarlive/Facebook)
Updated on Aug 06, 2016 04:02 PM IST
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Earlier, Bollywood sound had its own character: Sonu Nigam

From composers turning singers to pitch correctors taking over — singer Sonu Nigam highlights how Hindi film music has changed in 11 years.
Sonu Nigam says the use of pitch correctors should be banned in music.
Sonu Nigam says the use of pitch correctors should be banned in music.
Published on Jul 29, 2016 08:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySonu Nigam, Mumbai

Shankar Mahadevan, Taufiq Qureshi, to perform at with sons at concert

An upcoming concert in the city will feature three popular father-son duos from the Indian music fraternity.
Shankar Mahadevan is excited about performing with his son, Siddharth Mahadevan.
Shankar Mahadevan is excited about performing with his son, Siddharth Mahadevan.
Published on Jul 07, 2016 06:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee Tiwari, Mumbai

Kailash Kher to release a single after six years

Kailash Kher will release a single dedicated to Lord Shiva on July 7, which is also his birthday; is also working on an album that will feature 15 celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini.
Kailash Kher is set to release a single on July 7. Titled ‘Bhole chale Bhole chale bamm bamm’, it is based on Lord Shiva.
Kailash Kher is set to release a single on July 7. Titled ‘Bhole chale Bhole chale bamm bamm’, it is based on Lord Shiva.
Updated on Jul 06, 2016 08:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee Tiwari, Mumbai

Creative licence or plain lewd? 5 vulgar songs we are all dancing to

From Chull to Hor Nach, Bollywood’s latest chartbusters have lewd and double meaning lyrics. Some cry vulgarity, some call it entertainment.
Fazilpuria’s latest song Party is a big hit at nightclubs but has sparked a debate.(Photo: Facebook)
Fazilpuria’s latest song Party is a big hit at nightclubs but has sparked a debate.(Photo: Facebook)
Updated on Mar 11, 2016 04:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Shankar Mahadevan works with folk artists across India

Ahead of Republic Day, get ready to tour India with Shankar Mahadevan and his group.
Mahadevan’s My Country, My Music will explore influences of folk music on mainstream Bollywood music.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Mahadevan’s My Country, My Music will explore influences of folk music on mainstream Bollywood music.(Photo: Narendra Dangiya)
Updated on Jan 21, 2016 08:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPoorva Joshi, Mumbai

Shankar Mahadevan suffers heart attack, undergoes angioplasty

Bollywood singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan suffered two back-to-back heart attacks and underwent angioplasty at a Delhi hospital.
Singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan was admitted to Delhi hospital after he complained of chest pain. He reportedly suffered from a heart attack.
Singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan was admitted to Delhi hospital after he complained of chest pain. He reportedly suffered from a heart attack.
Updated on Dec 09, 2015 10:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Papon set to make Bollywood debut with Nagesh Kukunoor

The popular singer will be playing the role of a musician in a Nagesh Kukunoor film. Along with Papon, the other musicians who will be acting in this feature film include Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Sivamani.
Singer Papon says he couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes meaningful cinema.(PHOTO: VIDYA SUBRAMANIAN/HT)
Singer Papon says he couldn’t say to Nagesh, as he makes meaningful cinema.(PHOTO: VIDYA SUBRAMANIAN/HT)
Updated on Dec 09, 2015 09:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal, New Delhi

For both Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan, music is a way of life

For both Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan, music is a way of life. But apart from Bollywood, the Breathless singer’s son has also been doing music in Marathi films as well.
For both Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan, music is a way of life. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
For both Shankar and Siddharth Mahadevan, music is a way of life. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 17, 2015 09:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Singh

Court, Lai Bhaari and more: The rise and rise of Marathi cinema

For Marathi cinema, there’s never been an up quite like the present. Now, the budgets are bigger, and they’re coming from producers across the board. The filmmakers and actors are flocking here too. As are the audiences.
Vira Satidhar in a still from Marathi film Court.(YOIUTUBE)
Vira Satidhar in a still from Marathi film Court.(YOIUTUBE)
Updated on Oct 04, 2015 01:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanika Sharma, Mumbai

Shankar Mahadevan to Indian govt: Give Ricky Kej his due

Bollywood's award-winning playback singer and composer Shankar Mahadevan and lyricist Sameer expressed their disappointment with the Government of India for not recognising Grammy winner Ricky Kej's art.
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Updated on Aug 22, 2015 04:07 PM IST
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Indian classical music has seen an upswing: Shankar Mahadevan

Inarguably, one of the most prolific and versatile musicians in the country, Shankar Mahadevan feels that there have been a lot of positive changes in India’s music scene in the past decade.
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Updated on Jul 18, 2015 07:39 PM IST
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BySoumya Vajpayee Tiwari, New Delhi

Zakir Hussain: ‘I saw the world through my father's eyes’

Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain on his relationship with his father.
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Updated on Jan 31, 2015 04:47 PM IST
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New music courses at NCPA

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy have collaborated to present instructor-led music courses.
Updated on Dec 17, 2014 07:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

Mandolin falls silent: Srinivas remembered by music lovers

Regarded as a musical prodigy for his abilities on the mandolin, Srinivas made his first public performance at the age of six and collaborated with many accomplished musicians, including fusion guitarist John McLaughlin, violinist Nigel Kennedy and percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain.
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Updated on Sep 20, 2014 08:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Chennai

Mumbai offers several options to enjoy Janmashtmi

With Krishna Janmashtami around the corner (August 17), multiple cultural activities are being held in Mumbai, to pay homage to the deity, throughout the month. Here are a few options for music and art aficionados to choose from.
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Updated on Aug 09, 2014 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee, Mumbai

What do you expect from the new government? Celebs have their say

Celebs, like the rest of us, have expectations from the new government. Stars from lifestyle and entertainment world tell us what, according to them, should be the topmost priority of the nayi sarkar.
Updated on May 17, 2014 04:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Indian Ocean back with its seventh album

After four years, one of the biggest rock bands of the country, Indian Ocean, is back with its seventh album, Tandanu. The album, that also marks the band’s 25th anniversary, carries on the tradition of including only seven songs.
Updated on Apr 26, 2014 03:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal

Spotted: Bollywood stars in Mumbai

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Ranveer Singh surrounded by fans in Mumbai.
Updated on Apr 30, 2014 09:30 PM IST
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Will Shankar Mahadevan get an honest Oscar?

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on cloud nine these days, as his song, Mujhse Hogi Shurvaat, has been ­nominated in the best ­activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014.
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Updated on Feb 28, 2014 08:10 PM IST
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We haven’t changed, Bollywood films have: Shankar Mahadevan

Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan also reveals why he supports the copyright law for musicians.
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Updated on Jan 18, 2014 02:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee, Mumbai

Role reversal

Not very long ago, the Bollywood music industry functioned in a way most businesses do — characterised by tight cliques and monopolised by a powerful few. But lately, the walls of separation between composers’ camps are breaking...
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Updated on Jan 04, 2014 06:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee

Lights, firecrackers, action

Film and TV celebs tell us what makes their Diwali so special
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Updated on Oct 26, 2013 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPooja Biraia

A dictionary that will make you smile!

A dentist can make you smile and more so if he comes up with a dictionary to discover the "udder side" of the English language.
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Updated on Sep 06, 2013 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustantimes.com | ByMeenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Musical tradition: like father, like son

As a part of the Indian music tradition, musicians’ children were expected to take their parents’ professions forward by taking up the same art. The guru-shishya parampara (teacher-student relationship) was an integral part of the field.
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Updated on Jun 22, 2013 04:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySoumya Vajpayee, Mumbai
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